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May 2013

Schwab prefers no regulation

By Amy Radon, Staff Attorney We talk a lot around here about the class action. How it’s a mechanism consumers sometimes need available to them to challenge corporate greed. The same holds true for investors. Securities brokerage firms have long resisted government regulation of the…

The people of Pittsburgh vs. a giant corporate enterprise

By Claire Prestel, Staff Attorney Pittsburgh is a great city with a beautiful natural setting, vibrant neighborhoods, and an energetic and dedicated mayor, Luke Ravenstahl, who earned a lot of local respect early on by briefly changing his name to Steelerstahl before the 2009 Ravens-Steelers…

It’s now a little harder to access public records

By Leah Nicholls, Kazan-Budd Attorney Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court held, unanimously, that states can limit access to their public records to citizens of that state. The case was McBurney v. Young, and it challenged a provision of Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act providing…